- Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 09:17
The 7th international short story festival dubbed Kikinda Short will be held on July 4-5 in Kikinda, northern Serbia, and on July 6-7 in Belgrade.
A total of 21 participants from 12 countries will present themselves in their native languages, with available translations into Serbian and English.
The festival will gather writers from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Spain, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland, Wales and Serbia. The honorable guest country is Spain with representatives of its two autonomous provinces Catalunya and Balearic Islands.
Throughout six editions so far, the Kikinda Short festival hosted over 120 authors from 25 countries and gained international reputation. As part of the project dubbed European Short Story, the festival participants visited other events such as the Leipzig Book Fair.
The organizers of Kikinda Short also cooperated with festivals in Solothurn (Switzerland) and Wroclaw (Poland) and the publishing company Comma Press from Manchester (Great Britain).
The festival’s main goals are: meeting and connecting of the young authors of middle and southeastern Europe with editors, publishers and interpreters of the region, as well with participants from around the globe by which the festival gains in its variety; affirmation of the short story as a neglected literary genre; popularisation of reading, mainly among secondary school students and affirmation of tolerance and cultural differences.
More info on the official site.